Sir Alan lands a £30m government contract

Sir Alan Sugar’s IT company, Viglen, has beaten a string of overseas firms to secure a contract worth £30 million to supply equipment to government bodies.

Having been selected by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), Viglen will supply a range of computer equipment to the public sector. It will provide around 70,000 computers to more than 45 central and local government councils, including a number of NHS and local education authorities, over the next two years.

Sir Alan said: “The contract proves that British companies like Viglen can punch outside their weight against stiff overseas competitors, who internationally are many times bigger than us. We are delighted to have been awarded this contract on an equitable basis.”

Last updated: 12:14pm, May 7 2009